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BYZANTINE CHURCHES
from that church. The opening is only about one-half of the space, leaving a broad pier at each side* In this it differs from S, Sophia, Salonica, but such side piers are present in S. Sophia, Constantinople. The diagrams show a restoration of the plan and internal bay based on these conclusions (Figs. 102,5 IO3)
The  gallery on the north  side is an addition.    The
FIG. 102,S. SAVIOUR IN THE CHORA (restored plan).
character of the brickwork and of the windows is later than the central church, but the lack of windows on the ground floor suggests that the c aisle' was originally lighted from the body of the church. The vaulting gives no clue, nor are there traces of an opening in the wall between the * aisle * and the church. The floor level is much higher than that of the passage CB * (p. 318) on the opposite side* and seems to be a new level Introduced when the addition was made and the wall thickened.
If these conclusions are correct the church was originally